Tag: Plastic bag ban

Sitka considers a plastic bag fee to reduce pollution

Sitka has taken the first step towards passing policy to reduce plastics in the environment, joining the ranks of other communities around the state. The ordinance - passed by a 4-2 vote on first reading by the Sitka Assembly Tuesday night (09-11-18) - would require vendors to charge customers 15 cents for every plastic bag and 10 cents for every paper bag. Read More

Commentary: Plastic bags a threat to the health of oceans, humans

The thing about plastic is that it never really decomposes like paper or glass. It just gets smaller and smaller and then it floats around in the water like plankton. We ingest microscopic pieces of plastic through our food and even our water. Banning plastic bags is a step toward protecting human health. Read More

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